Dying Poems

Dying Poems

Poems About Dying

When a family member is dying, the whole family is plunged into despair. It is heartbreaking to see a once active relative lying in a hospital bed hooked up to machines. It is hard to imagine that this is the same individual who was previously so active and full of life. It may feel strange and uncomfortable to spend time with a loved one when they are dying. Most of us feel uncomfortable in the hospital filled with the smells of sickness and death. However, there may be an opportunity to share a moment that you treasure for the rest of your life.

Poems for Coping With a Loved One Dying

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  1. Dearest Mother, I Will Always Love You

    Mother Suffering From Dementia

    When dementia creeps in through the back door,
    Loving is needed, like never before...

    An expressionless face, an empty heart,

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  3. I Let You Go

    • By Jane E. White
    • Published: August 2019
    Letting Go Of A Loved One

    I send you to the restless sun
    Awaiting your sweet shine,
    And in between this world and next
    I'll hold your hand in mine.

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    I absolutely loved this! Short but sweet, this poem has so much meaning and beauty behind it. I am just so touched by this poem, and I can only imagine how much meaning it must have for you...

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  4. I'll Be There

    Saying Goodbye To The Love Of Your Life

    As the old man lay there, smiling
    at that small and wrinkled face,
    he knew his life was over
    and it was time to leave this place.

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    It's a poem that expresses the depth of human feelings, especially at the verge of separation. It also shares an experience common to all living beings. These reasons make me love this poem.

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  6. Fading Away

    • By Ruth M. Regan
    • Published: May 2018
    Poem About Caring For A Dying Loved One

    Fading away, vibrant color to hue.
    Fading away, disappearing from view.
    Heartbreaking symptoms, watched by heartbroken eyes.
    A face filled with sorrow, a chest full of sighs.

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    I truly am sorry for your loss and the pain and anguish of the situation, I know it first hand. June of 2013, my father, who had arthritis in his neck and shoulders, went in and had xrays and...

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  7. Remembrance

    Don't Remember Me With Sadness

    Let everyone gather
    With no heartaches or tears.
    Let the bright memories flow
    From all the past years.

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  8. A Final Goodbye

    Facing Your Own Death

    Do not weep for me, for I will soon be gone.
    My body may die, but my soul will live on.
    Perhaps up to heaven, maybe eternity,
    or be reborn as another, when I am set free.

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    Left at a young at young age I know. You know life takes the best people in the world and those we love the most but, know that her soul is happy and free where she is. She still walks and is...

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  10. Dying

    • By Penney Elliott
    • Published: December 2015
    Poem To Help Daughter Deal With Mom's Impending Death

    I'm dying, and I know it; there is nothing I can do
    but make the best of things and be tried and true.
    I know I'll leave behind a world I love to see,
    but these are the plans God has made for me.

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  11. Death

    • By Wallii M
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About Death And How Indiscrimately It Chooses Its Next Soul

    Death...I know you're always with us,
    Wandering discretely in the background.
    Watching...waiting...biding your time,
    Ignored, for you make no sound.

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    I like your poem :) I am always afraid of dying. And every time I am reminded of death it send shivers down my spine and I always cry. But now I realize that we should not be afraid of death....

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  12. God Can You Hear Me?

    Poem About Father's Fight with Cancer

    My eyes fill with tears,
    And I could hardly see.
    This cancer is stealing my father,
    Slowly away from me....

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    This poem touched my heart in so many ways! I'm writing this through tears. On June 23, 2019, I lost my dad to cancer. I had just gotten to meet him. That sounds odd, I know, but I didn't get...

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  13. It's Okay To Go

    • By Lori Daoust
    • Published: April 2012

    You were sick and tired and we all knew
    that God would soon come to take you.
    You fought so hard, so very long,
    but through the pain, you stayed strong.

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    Arianna, thank you for sharing your story with me. Stories like yours are why I decided to publish this poem. I am not a highly "religious" person, although I have my own personal...

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